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  1. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have had this skimmer for over 2 months now and never has it done what it started to do today. Today the skimmer starting making TONS of micro bubbles. I have read over dozens of threads and how to's on how to fix this issue and nothing has worked. I took it apart and put it back together and...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I'm new to these forums and after a lot of searching and browsing previous posts on coralife skimmers on this forum, it seems like a very awesome and helpful community. It lead me to buying my skimmer after much lurking. But I am currently having trouble with my skimmer and would like to...
  3. Reefing Equipment
    Hi everyone, first time poster here. After a 4-year hiatus, I'm looking to get back into reefing again. Before, I had a 55 gallon reef tank with insufficient lighting, so I only raised a few soft corals. This time I'm looking to start a 90 gallon reef tank with LPS, SPS, and possibly even a clam...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    hooked up my new skimmer the other night to test the plumbing to and from the external pump to make sure it was going to work fine before cementing the pvc in place. Never before have i seen sooooo many micro bubbles in the tank. the whole left side of the tank was instantly filled, almost to...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Stupid newbie question of the day... hehe... I have a "haze" on top of my water... Is this what the protein skimmer helps to clean up? I'm planning on getting on in the new week or so for my 29 gallon FOWLR which currently only houses a yellowtail damsel and a slew of crabs and snails...
  6. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    I have the following tank for sale for $400. Please let me know if you are interested before I post it in the classifieds. 125 gallon long tank and stand 72" coralife PC light strip with actinic and moon lights wet/dry system with overflow box (not RR) heater coralife skimmer w/ pump...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    And how can I kill it effectively? I have been removing it manually as much as I can. My Params are decent : Temp 79.5 ph 8.0 salinity 1.028 akalinity 9 calc 420 trate 0 phos 0 trite 0 monia 0 I am also using a coralife skimmer in the sump....any advice siggestions is greatly...
  8. Tank Specs
    Livestock: 70lbs LR(approx), unknown polyp colony with multiple frags of it, yellow polyps, mean greens 5-10 polyps, blue ice 5-10 polyps, blood rain morphs 10-15 polyps, LTA, 2 firefish, yellow tang, mandarin dragonet, blue sapphire damsel, royal gamma, clownfish, 1 single red paly, couple...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Just hooked up a ALS Predator 1 skimmer to my tank. how long should it take before i start pulling waste? i have a 130g system with 70ppm nitrates and the skimmer is a "downdraft" i think rated to 250g. also if you know anything about these skimmers please let me know! i bought it used from a...
  10. Skimmers & other filtration
    it actually has little spurts of bubbles..not as small as they should be though..like the size of a blowing a straw in a glass of water i have a Coralife skimmer that i recently moved to my sump and it worked fine then i moved some things around and it does not make any bubbles...So i took it...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I am currently running a CSS 220 on my 29 gallon SPS dominant reef tank. I have done the fishing line mod, and have added an air valve to the tube coming off the eductor to better control the bubble size. Really, it has never pulled a lot of skimate. The most it has ever pulled in a week is...
  12. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    OK, I know this may have been talked about before BUT I need a cheap skimmer and this one seems like a good idea haha http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2754567&cp=&sr=1&origkw=skimmer&kw=skimmer&parentPage=search&keepsr=1 Free shipping 79.99 I heard other forums rip this...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I'm trying to decide between the ASM skimmer or the coralife skimmer. I have a 65g and i have a homemade skimmer right now, i don't like it sucks allot! i have to clean it once a week for it to even make enough bubbles, and when it's working it still sucks lol. so i'm decided between these two...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55 gal 4 ft across reef tank with corals, snails,a crab, lionfish, clown, a anenome and 2 damsels. I am soon going to change my substrate which is crushed coral and sand. I am think of going SSB. For one exactly what sand do I buy. Please give me a name or link. Also I am thinking to...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Ok...just a quicky...Dr's Fosters and Smith have a few clearance skimmers and I was wondering what you all thought. Any thoughts on the Berlin Turbo Classic? http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+4392+4428&pcatid=4428 or...these Fission Recirc Skimmers...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    FIRST< LET ME SAY, "THIS SITE IS AWESOME!" I have a question about setting up a sump/Refuge tank. I am looking to build a 3 section sump, one for refuge, one for skimmer and the return. However I keep seeing different options for the layout. 1. All water flows in to the tank with a skimmer...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    If this is normal? There is water blasting out where the venturi attachment connects to the skimmer, indicated by the red arrow. Is water supposed to be blasting from here, or only from the bottom?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I am building a 48 gallon tank. I think it will be mainly SPS and clams maybe a few LPS to keep the tank interesting while it matures enough for the SPS. I had planed to go bb, but am having second thoughts. I have seen geoffs epoxy faux sand bottom, but wonder it it will turn funky colors...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    It's been a while since I posted anything here, just been reading alot. I guess I have a few questions now. I have a 55gal (48" long) tank that has an overflow box. My plan was to have a FO tank (for now), and I have a few peices of dead white coral that I want to use, along with some LR, and I...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    :idea:What skimmer is the absolutely the best skimmer that ever met the face of this EARTH!? -Deuter:read:
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